Grooming Report

December 22, 2018

Weather: -9C, light winds, 5cm new snow at cabin elevation, base 152cm, 59cm of new snow in the past 7 days.

Groomed Corbin from Staging Area to Rain Gauge. Morrissey Staging to Wranglers, Summit Trail, Doug Dean Trail. CAUTION: Low snow on Morrissey parking lot connector trail due to warm temps and rain at valley bottom this week.

A reminder that River Road Extension and Coal Creek are CLOSED for snowmobiling by the private landowner – there is no access up Coal Creek, up the Matheson, or past Paige’s draw up to Martin / Leech. Active hauling is in progress and the riding areas are currently stripped of snow from logging activities. The FSA has a zero-tolerance policy and fully supports the efforts of the landowner and conservation officers to enforce closures. IT IS ILLEGAL IN BC TO SNOWMOBILE ON A PLOWED ROAD! Those riding in closed areas, not stopping at the kiosk, or threatening FSA staff and volunteers may face fines and permanent loss of trail / facility access. Please help us spread the word and report information on anyone you see riding in these areas to so we can provide education.

General Members Meeting

All active members in good standing are encouraged to attend our monthly general meetings. 7:15pm at the Park Place Lodge.

Executive Members Meeting

Executive Members only, 6:15pm at the Park Place Lodge.

General members are welcome to attend the general meeting at 7:15pm.

Grooming Report

Thursday December 20, 2018

Weather: -1C, Winds L-M, 30cm new snow in the last 48 hours at mid-elevation

Groomed Morrissey to Wranglers, Doug Dean, Summit Trail. Bridges are now mostly filled in and markers installed; however, please note that early season conditions still exist with just over 150cm of settled snowpack at cabin elevations.

Grooming Report

December 17, 2018

Weather: Light rain at lower elevations, 1C, 2cm new snow at upper elevations

Groomed Morrissey Staging to Wranglers, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail.

Grooming Report

Saturday, December 15th

Light snow and light winds overnight

Groomed Morrissey Staging to Wranglers, first pitch to the Notch, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail, and Coal Creek from Rolling Hills down to the second bridge from the Rolling Hills Cabin. Early season conditions exist everywhere – please ride with caution.

Special Public Avalanche Warning in effect for our area.

Morrissey Staging Area OPEN
Coal Creek Staging Area CLOSED

Grooming Report

Dec 13th Groomer’s Update

Weather: -3C, light winds, 30cm new snow

Inaugural first official groom of the season! Groomed: Morrissey staging to Wrangler’s Cabin, Doug Dean Trail, Summit Trail. Please use caution on all trails – early season conditions and hazards exist throughout.

New Wrangler’s Cabin: OPEN
Old Wrangler’s Cabin: CLOSED to public. Outhouse facilities OPEN.
Rolling Hills Cabin: OPEN
Ram Cabin: CLOSED

Coal Creek Staging Area: CLOSED for logging activities
Morrissey Staging Area: OPEN.
Corbin: OPEN. No grooming at this time
Hartley: OPEN. No grooming at this time

Annual Membership Drive & Fundraiser

Join us for our 2018-2019 Season Opener!

30 Shadow Road, Fernie BC (in front of Ghostrider Motorsports)

  • Gear Swap
  • Show and Shine
  • Demos and Vendor Booths
  • Pick up you 2018-2019 FSA Membership Decal
  • Fundraiser┬áPancake Breakfast
  • Kids snowmobile track (conditions permitting)

General Members Meeting

All active members in good standing are invited to attend the general members meeting, 7:15pm at the Park Place Lodge.


This meeting will feature our annual budget review as well as a presentation from Fernie and District Search and Rescue.